Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tuesday's Writer's Tip - More on the Mood of your story-- Tone #MFRWAuthor #BWLPublishing #Mood #Tone

Another thing about establishing the mood of your book is tone,  Is the story bright or dark. To do this much depends on word choices. Today would be different. That's perhaps the opening words of the story. How do you expand this to make the story either bright or dark.

For bright, choose your wods with care. Sara glanced at the window. The bright sunlight filled her with energy. Excitement about the events of the day filled her with joy. Today was her wedding. These words express a certain bright tone to the word choices.

Now we look at the Dark tone. Sara glanced at the window. The bright sunlight didn't raise her spirits. A funeral should happen in gloom and rain. She searched the sky and saw no clouds. This wasn't right. Her mood sunk lower.

Both openings show what kind of story will follow. Words count when establishing a story's mood.

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